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Suspension of certain fishing regulations expires March 1

February 26, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) advises the public that its temporary suspension of certain saltwater fishing and licensing regulations to allow for the cleanup of dead fish will expire on March 1. 

Pompano, African pompano video workshop scheduled

February 26, 2010 

The Commission is also considering whether to apply African pompano size and bag limits and fishing gear restrictions (including spearfishing) in federal waters. Participants also will discuss the commercial harvest of African pompano. 

Snook harvest is still prohibited

February 25, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds anglers that the harvest season for snook in Gulf of Mexico, Everglades National Park and Monroe County waters, which usually begins on March 1, will not be open this year.  

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February 25, 2010 

The recreational harvest season for spotted seatrout in North Florida reopens on March 1. This means all Florida waters will be open to the sport harvest of spotted seatrout beginning that day.  

Public hearing on Sarasota Co. manatee rule planned

February 25, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to the manatee protection rule for Sarasota County. The hearing will be March 2 at 6 p.m. in the North County Administration Center's Board Chambers, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.  

FWC lifts restrictions on Suwannee River's Zone 3

February 24, 2010 

"This morning, we verified with the Suwannee River Water Management District that the water level there has fallen below the required 24 feet at Branford," said Capt. Roy Brown, area supervisor at the FWC's Lake City office.  

Hunters aid in the fight against nonnative snakes

February 24, 2010 

We are once again engaging our stakeholders, in this case, the hunting community, to help us reduce the number of reptiles of concern in the Everglades.  

Deer Point drawdown was picture perfect

February 23, 2010 

Fishery managers and Bay County Water Utility Department officials said the Deer Point Lake drawdown that began Jan. 4 could not have gone any better. 

FWC offers hunter safety course in Escambia County

February 23, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Escambia County.  

FWC offers hunter safety course in Okaloosa County

February 23, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Okaloosa County.  

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The FWC is lead manager or landowner on about 1.1 million acres of Florida's Wildlife Management Area (WMA) system. More than 5.8 million acres of land are open for public hunting.

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